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The Candidates

May-June 2006

This spring, five new Harvard Overseers and six new elected directors for the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) board will be chosen by alumni.

To be counted, ballots must be received in Cambridge by noon on June 2. Results will be announced at the HAA’s annual meeting on June 8, Commencement day. All Harvard degree holders, except Corporation members and officers of instruction and government, may vote for Overseer candidates. The election for HAA directors is open to all alumni.

The candidates, in ballot order, are:


For Overseer
Arne S. Duncan Sandra Faber Leila T. Fawaz
Ricardo H. Hinojosa Henry W. McGee Ann Moore
Emily Pulitzer Robert N. Shapiro

For Overseer (six-year term):

Leila T. Fawaz, Ph.D. ’79. Cambridge. Professor of history and diplomacy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts.

Henry W. McGee III ’74, M.B.A. ’79. New York City. President, HBO Video.

Robert N. Shapiro ’72, J.D. ’78. Cambridge. Partner, Ropes & Gray, Boston.

Sandra Faber, Ph.D. ’72. Monte Serena, California. Professor of astronomy, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Ricardo H. Hinojosa, J.D. ’75. McAllen, Texas. U.S. District Court judge.

Arne S. Duncan ’86. Chicago. CEO, Chicago Public Schools.

Ann Moore, M.B.A. ’78. New York City. Chairman and CEO, Time Inc.

Emily Pulitzer, A.M. ’63. St. Louis. President, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.


For Director
Neal Baer Jeffrey Behrens James Bell
Mary McGrath Carty Linda Hotchkiss Patrick Johansson
Linda Kartoz-Doochin Linda Niessen Christina Tchen

For Elected Director (three-year term):

Patrik Johansson, M.P.H. ’01. Washington, D.C. Physician; deputy chief medical officer of the Greater Southeast Community Hospital.

Linda Hotchkiss ’74, M.D. ’78. Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Physician, Trinity Health Organization.

Linda Kartoz-Doochin, M.B.A. ’79. Nashville. Community volunteer.

Linda Niessen, D.M.D.-M.P.H. ’77, M.P.P. ’82. Dallas. Vice president, clinical education, Dentsply International.

Mary McGrath Carty ’74. Belmont, Massachusetts. Executive director, The Lenny Zakim Fund, Boston.

Christina Tchen ’78. Chicago. Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP.

Jeffrey Behrens ’89. Newton, Massachusetts. Principal, Adviza Consulting.

James Bell ’89. Greenwich, Connecticut. Executive producer, Today Show, NBC News, New York City.

Neal Baer, Ed.M ’79, A.M. ’82, M.D. ’96. Toluca Lake, California. Executive producer, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, Universal City, California.


The HAA nominating committee proposes Overseer and elected director candidates each year. The committee’s 13 voting members include three current or former Overseers and 10 other alumni chosen by the HAA executive committee. Overseer and HAA elected-director candidates may also be nominated by means of petitions signed by a prescribed number of eligible degree holders and filed by a set date early in the year.